“Here comes summer
School is out, oh happy days
To celebrate Penny’s 8th birthday we hosted a cooking party with chef Wendi James of Rutabaga Sweets. The menu included handmade cheese ravioli, fresh tomato sauce and garlic bread. The kids were attentive and focused and created some delicious food! Penny loves to cook, what a treat it was to share this with her friends.
There is no shortage of guilt as a mother and not making homemade meals every weeknight is one of the many sources. But to my children “making them delicious food” is something I do best and often and for this I was rewarded to a changing of roles. Each of them donned their homemade chef hat and transformed our kitchen into a restaurant for Mother’s Day.
Oliver “flippin’ eggs” omelette master
Jesus said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
– 1 Corinthians 11:24
“Mommy can I do the dishes? Don’t worry, I know how to do it,” she says.
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries. Today’s National Cherry Blossom Festival has grown from modest beginnings to the nation’s greatest springtime celebration spanning four weekends and including events such as the Blossom Kite Festival which showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries.
March 27, 2007
You know the feeling you get when you wake up and realize it is the weekend? Or Christmas day? When you think of the upcoming vacation or party or event that you’ve been planning? When you suddenly remember that your going to Italy in a week? Well that is how I feel every time I look at Lucas.
“There were bells on a hill
But I never heard them ringing
No, I never heard them at all
Till there was you